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May 12, 2012 5:00pm PDT
>>> right now at 5:00, governor jerry brown makes a surprising announcement about the state budget crisis. we'll let you know what it is. missing teenagers here this weekend say thers a renewed energy in the case. we'll explain why. >>> another summer like day in the bay area. the changes approaching starting tomorrow for mother's day. what to expect. the news at 5:00 starts right now. >>> announcer: nbc bay area news starts now. >>> good evening. i'm diane dwyer. california's budget crisis is much worse than previously thought. at least that's what governor brown said today. the short fall is nearly double what it was predicted to be a couple months ago. monty is live in san francisco with more on that and what it means to schools and other government agencies. monty? >> reporter: good evening. the governor releases the revised proposal on monday. it will mean cuts to health and welfare. the short fall has grown to $16 billion. back in january, the budget short fall was $9 billion. as for why it's grown so much, he said tax collections have not come in as expected and the economy
May 15, 2012 5:00pm PDT
brown says it will be less painful if a tax increase is passed in november. most of the budget cuts would be to public education. today, the assembly budget committee met to review the plan. lawmakers have until june 15th to come to an agreement. we want to know what you would do to balance the budget. vote by calling or texting. 408-300-9222. we will bring you the results at 6:00. >>> this one is not in our survey, but senators are betting on line poker. the gambling industry sees california as the biggest market in the world and it is lobbying for internet poker. legalizing it here would give the state a share of the profits. senate leader says it would pour hundreds of millions of dollars into the treasury. >>> federal budget cuts in health care and social service for people living with hiv/aids. cuts which one supervisor calls devastating according to the "san francisco chronicle." a spokeswoman says he is willing, but the mayor has to cope with a $170 million budget deficit. >>> another setback for the sheriff. a judge ruled today that video taken of the sheriff's wife can be u
May 14, 2012 5:00pm PDT
been living beyond its means. >> governor jerry brown says the state financial picture is ugly. what he projected to be a $9 billion shortfall has nearly doubled to a whopping $15.7 million budget hole. >> this has to be a day of reckoning. we've got to take the medicine. >> state workers are reeling. brown is proposing a 5% cut in their pay that could result in state offices closing one day a week. and under brown's plan, cal works will also take a huge hit. brown proposing slashing nearly $1 million on the state welfare program. that's got these moms worried. >> i'm worried how i'm going to support my family now. where am i going to get the income? >> reporter: and the governor warns that if it does not pass this november, another series of budget cuts will kick in. $6.1 billion will be cut from state schools. in oakland, i'm jodi hernandez, nbc bay area news. >>> what do we want? when do we want it? >> now. >> teachers association is discussing stalled contract talks. after 21 negotiating sessions, talks remain at a standstill. the sticking point is health care costs which h
May 23, 2012 5:00pm PDT
, but parents not so much. governor brown is starting to roll out a plan b that includes cutting the school year if voters reject his proposed tax increase in november. he would permit school districts to cut three weeks from the school year instead of dumping classes or teachers. they cut five days. growing opposition, but governor brown said nothing is set in stone. >> they haven't been enacted and they will look at their ideas. i can't reinvent the world. we have to go to the people. >> the governor's office is very clear if the tax initiative fails, most of the $6 billion in emergency budget cuts would come from education. >> it's the last last call at san francisco's gold dust lounge. the owners at the union square bar announced they are closing tonight. the bar where janice joplin once visited tried to fought off an eviction notice, but rather than doing that, they decided to relocate. friends gathered to raise one last glass. >> it's corporate greed taking over. really, really sad. you can't save something like this without money. unfortunately it's done. >> the bar's owners a
May 4, 2012 5:00pm PDT
prosthetics feel more like part of their body. bone cancer forced kent brown to have his leg am pew tated at age 14. now he has a leg that can switch to a more flexible mode which allows him to cycle an hour a day. >> with the new prosthetic, i can do just about anything i want to do, which is great. i love it. >> just your everyday person who wants to be able to run, play basketball and partake in the sports and not just be a community emulator and be able to run and jog with family and friends. that's what this clinic at ucsf is filling the void, showing folks what their physical potential is. >> reporter: helping amputees reach nu heights. some are doing so well they plan to compete in the para olympics in london this summer. one hopes to represent the u.s. in the long jump and 200-meter run. very inspiring, mary ann favro, nbc bay area news. >>> jeff ranieri is usually here in the studio with us. sometimes he decides a glass of pin know noir or a glass of chardonnay may be better. >> the wine festival, right, this weekend? >> reporter: definitely. the weather is cooperating. the sun is o
May 27, 2012 5:00pm PDT
we'll talk to the former mayor, willie brown about what it was like 25 years ago. reporting live from the bay, cheryl hurd. >> 25 years ago i was graduating from cal on that very day while my family was out there and got stuck in traffic. let's go back to the bay. was it crazy today? i saw a couple of close calls yesterday when i was out there. >> reporter: it was a little crazy but because we were on the boat it wasn't that crazy. a lot of people are preparing to stay on land today because they remember what it was like 25 years ago and they say in the water it was just too many people so the folks i talked to are planning to stay on the shore and view the fireworks from land. but as the time goes on and we see a lot of folks coming on later on today, it's going to get crazy out here on the bay. >> fill up a little bit. have a good time out there. >> we also asked folks to send us their favorite picture of the golden gate bridge using indsta gram and boy did people pull through. you can see some here. you can go to and also still send us your pictures. use the hash tag
May 8, 2012 5:00pm PDT
that's the message from governor brown who declared this wildfire awareness week. the statewide safety initiative teams up local fire agencies with cal fire to remind people of the dangers of not maintaining the area around your home. >> we're going to bring the offense and respond. homeowners need to bring the defense and that means 100 foot defensible space and have your evacuation plan in place prior to the fire occurring so when the fire occurs you and the family can leave the area and allow firefighters to come in. >> defend your property. cal fire says it is training now with other agencies. cal fire crews have responded to more than 800 wildfires this year. that's nearly two and a half times the number in 2011. today's hot weather makes fire preparation even more important. our chief meteorologist is here with a look of conditions outside as we speak. >> raj, we have humidities down in the teens and the fire danger increased here throughout thursday and however, it is hot, inland. 89 in gilroy and 89 in san jose and we noticed the breezy weather starting to drop our numbers at t
May 21, 2012 5:00pm PDT
shot and killed by oakland school police. after police said brown tried stabbing them with a screwdriver after they approached the car he was sitting in last year. >> to kill him like that, they shouldn't have touched him at all. he wasn't doing no wrong. >> though the officer who shot brown was cleared of any wrong-doing by alameda prosecutors, the feds will now take a closer look. the oakland school district said they have been notified their school police department is the target of a federal investigation. >> we don't feel that regarding these matters we have anything to height. we will be completely accommodating with the federal government and whatever they request. we will provide. >> the district spokesman said it's unclear what federal investigators will be looking at. he said he expects them to also reexamine the circumstances with comments made by the former chief of police. >> that are officer retired and is no longer within the district. that happened promptly after the incident came to light. we moved quickly in that situation. >> davis said she is grateful fede
May 29, 2012 5:00pm PDT
schwarzenegger and governor brown. high salaries paid to top executives at california state universities could be frozen following action by the state senate today. the controversial issue has opinion in the spotlight since last year when it was revealed that the new president at san diego state was paid $100,000 more than his predecessor. today the state senate passed the bill by santa clara state senator alquest which would ban pay raises for csu administrators for the next two years. raises would then be capped at 10% for four years. critics argue high salaries are necessary to recruit top university executives. the bill now goes to the state assembly. >> the berkeley school district hired a dean of attendance at berkeley high this year. smart move. the district earns more than $1 million extra and saves more than 100 teaching jobs when students show up to class. the school has increased attendance by about two full class sizes. similar increases were seen districtwide. school districts are given money from the state per student. >>> volunteering in the bay area takes all
May 10, 2012 5:00pm PDT
. >>> governor brown gives more state money to public schools is taking shape in sacramento. he delivered petitions with almost 200,000 signatures to the registrar's office today. the governor wants to raise the sales tax for four years and hike income taxes for those making over $250,000 a year. the $7 billion raised would be applied to education and public safety. >> california's taking another step back on the road to recovery. for more than a decade, the budget has been screwed up. an incredible mess, bringing down our credit rating, causing a lot of anxiety and uncertainty. >> californians support the g gover if's tax increase. he's going to have trouble on rising taxes on a sliding scale. >>> "time" magazine generating a lot of controversy and discussion next. >>> putting the brakes on a billion dollar deal. facebook's new problem, next. >>> good afternoon, i'm jeff ranieri in the nbc bay area weather center. plenty of upper 80s, close to 90s in some cases. gilroy at 88, santa rosa 82, and by friday, numbers go up, they're going to get hotter by this weekend. how high the
May 6, 2012 5:00pm PDT
work within the law. >> they want it improve the community. >> lieutenant andrea brown of the san diego police department appreciates the effort but says the toys and karate doesn't make them crime fighters. >> these people are private citizens. even though they wear costumes, it is not the respected police uniform we wear. >> the justice league is expanding into known gang areas in san diego. >> you start into taking actions, taking the law into your own hands so to speak. that's when we perhaps start to have problems. >> absolutely. that was nicole gonds reporting from our sister station in san diego. the leader of extreme justice league says while he doesn't have a law enforcement background he has worked in security before. >> asian-american student were honored today for artwork and writing inspired by the 75th anniversary. you recognize her? oh, yeah, our own janelle wang was one of the hosts at the annual growing up asian in with america contest. more than $27,000 in savings bonds and award were handed out to winning student for their depicks of bridges they have built thro
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